Dahlias in Winter - Knowledgebase Question

Edison, NJ
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Question by gorj24
September 9, 1998
Can I leave my dahlias in the ground in New Jersey?

Answer from NGA
September 9, 1998
No. Dahlias are only hardy in zones 9 and 10 so they will freeze to death if you leave them in the ground for the winter. It's a bit of work to dig and store them so some gardeners simply replace them every year.

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